Luciana Lamothe

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luciana lamothe, sculpture, women sculptor, installation, free function, form over function, tension, plywood, iron pipes, couplers,
luciana lamothe, sculpture, women sculptor, installation, free function, form over function, tension, plywood, iron pipes, couplers,
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luciana lamothe, sculpture, women sculptor, installation, free function, form over function, tension, plywood, iron pipes, couplers,
luciana lamothe, sculpture, women sculptor, installation, free function, form over function, tension, plywood, iron pipes, couplers,
luciana lamothe, sculpture, women sculptor, installation, free function, form over function, tension, plywood, iron pipes, couplers,
luciana lamothe, sculpture, women sculptor, installation, free function, form over function, tension, plywood, iron pipes, couplers,
luciana lamothe, sculpture, women sculptor, installation, free function, form over function, tension, plywood, iron pipes, couplers,
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Starting Zone, at Plaza República Oriental del Uruguay, Buenos Aires, for Art Basel Cities, curated by Cecilia Alemani, September 2018 (Photo by: Gaston Perello)

Starting Zone, at Plaza República Oriental del Uruguay, Buenos Aires, for Art Basel Cities, curated by Cecilia Alemani, September 2018 (Photo by: Gaston Perello)

Starting Zone, at Plaza República Oriental del Uruguay, Buenos Aires, for Art Basel Cities, curated by Cecilia Alemani, September 2018 (Photo by: Gaston Perello)

Mutation, Installation view, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris, October 2018

Mutation, Installation view, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris, October 2018

Mutation, Installation view, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris, October 2018

Ensayos de Abertura, Installation view, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, March–April 2018

Ensayos de Abertura, Installation view, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, March–April 2018

Ensayos de Abertura, Installation view, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, March–April 2018

Luciana Lamothe. Compression, 2016. Iron pipes and couplers, 35 x 43 x 32 inches

Luciana Lamothe. Compression, 2016. Iron pipes and couplers, 35 x 43 x 32 inches

Luciana Lamothe. 100 Degrees, 2015. Iron pipes and couplers, 63 x 55 x 55 inches (detail)

Luciana Lamothe. 100 degrees, 2015. Iron pipes and couplers, 63 x 55 x 55 inches (detail)

Luciana Lamothe. 100 degrees, 2015. Iron pipes and couplers, 63 x 55 x 55 inches

Luciana Lamothe. 100 Degrees, 2015. Iron pipes and couplers, 63 x 55 x 55 inches

Luciana Lamothe. 26 Layers 2, 2016. Plywood, iron pipes and couplers, 95 x 48 x 64 inches. (detail)

Luciana Lamothe. 26 Layers 2, 2016. Plywood, iron pipes and couplers, 95 x 48 x 64 inches (detail)

Luciana Lamothe. 26 Layers 2, 2016. Plywood, iron pipes and couplers, 95 x 48 x 64 inches

Luciana Lamothe. 26 Layers 2, 2016. Plywood, iron pipes and couplers, 95 x 48 x 64 inches

Luciana Lamothe. 26 Layers 1, 2016. Plywood, iron pipes and couplers, 51 x 98 x 68 inches (detail)

Luciana Lamothe. 26 Layers 1, 2016. Plywood, iron pipes and couplers, 51 x 98 x 68 inches

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

Free Function, Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016

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Luciana Lamothe creates sculpture by reconfiguring ordinary construction materials. Her material of choice is the rigid structural metal pipes that are typically used at construction sites, however, atypically, Lamothe alters their structural integrity by corroding, burning and cutting into them. She renders these materials as ductile, elastic, and dynamic in a way that contravenes expectations about their apparent rigidity. She stresses the materials to just within their breaking point, creating doubts about strength and security. Whether they are structural or sculptural, supportive or dangerous, strong or weak, durable or decaying, they represent the breakdown of societal structure.

In 2016 Steven Turner released the first major monograph on the artists work,”Luciana Lamothe: Tension.” The monograph is available for purchase here.


Born in 1975 in Mercedes, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires

Education and Residencies
2021
Atelier NI Artist-in-Residence Program, Marseille, France
Factatory Artist-in-Residence Program, Galerie Tator, Lyon, France

2019
Fellowship Residence Program,
Art Dubai

2016
MANA Wynwood, Residency, Miami

2013
Air Antwerpen, Residency, Antwerp

2009
Lipac, Centro Cultural Rojas, Buenos Aires
Parques Extremos, Residency, Chateau CAC, Córdoba, Argentina

2007
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Residency, Maine

2005
Intercampos, Telefónica de Argentina, Buenos Aires

1999
National School of Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2020
Branches, Tools and hands Crossing, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris

2019
Art Basel Miami Beach (with Galleria Alberta Pane and Steve Turner)
I’m Burning Here, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2018
MUTATION, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Ensayos de Abertura, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires

2016
Free Function: Jia and Luciana Lamothe, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Metasbilad, Prisma KH, Buenos Aires
Patio de la fuente, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires

2015
Bidimensional Bisagra, Centro Cultural de la memoria Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires

2014
The Function of Form, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Prueba de tension, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires
ARCO Madrid (with Galleria Alberta Pane)

2013
Art Brussels (with Galleria Alberta Pane)
Contacto, mamBA, Buenos Aires (site specific installation)

2012
Crache!, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Demasiada Materia, Arroniz Gallery, Mexico City

2011
Función, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires

2008
Criminal, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires

2006
TESTA, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires
IDEM, Alberto Sendros Gallery, Buenos Aires

2005
Autor Material, Appetite Gallery, Buenos Aires
Luciana Lamothe, Juana de Arco Gallery, Buenos Aires

Group Exhibitions
2021
LICHTER Art Award Exhibition, basis e.V., Frankfurt (upcoming)
XXIV Premio Klemm, Fundación Jorge Federico Klemm, Buenos Aires

2019
INCLUSIVE, El Gran Vidrio, Córdoba, Argentina
Intérieurs sur Mesure, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
CTM Festival (with Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien), Berlin

2018
Art Basel Cities Public Art Program, Buenos Aires
ARCO Madrid (with Gallery Bacelos)
Extended Architectures, Galleria Alberta Pane, Venice

2017
This Too Shall Pass, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
arteBA (with Steve Turner), Buenos Aires
Formas De Violencia, CCK, Buenos Aires
Place: Contingencies of Use, CGAC, Galicia, Spain

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach (with Ruth Benzacar)

2015
Incorporaciones, Museo MAR, Buenos Aires
Art Basel Miami Beach (with Ruth Benzacar)
ARTBO, Bogotá
My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
Premio Braque 2015 Exposition, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires
Fernelmont Contemporary Art Festival 2015, Château de Fernelmont, Belgium

2014
Border-Bridges, LAKINO, Latin American Film Festival, Berlin
Nouvelles Narratives, Fernelmont Contemporary Art festival, Belgium
Beyond Magic, Galerie Xippas France, Paris
Fernelmont Contemporary Art 2014, Château de Fernelmont, Belgium

2013
Historico-vagabond, curated by Marie Frampier & Javier Villa; Nouvelles Vagues, with Galleria Alberta Pane, Palais de Tokyo and CPGA, Paris
The Small Where, Opus Project Space, New York
Algunos Artistas / 90 – Hoy, Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires

2012
Art Basel (with Ruth Benzacar)
Ultimas Tendencias II, MAMBA Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires
Air de Lyon, International Contemporary Art, Foundation Proa, Buenos Aires
Tijera, Solo project, Arco Madrid
Sobre el espacio y sus continuidade, F.N.A. Buenos Aires

2011
Doble penetración, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires
Une terrible beauté est née, 11º Lyon Biennial. Lyon
Fluiten in het donker, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
Rastros de aserrín, Parque España, Rosario, Argentina
Sabotaje, MACRO, Rosario, Argentina

2010
Oscar Cruz Gallery, San Pablo
Beuys and beyond, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires
Arte in Loco, Da Maré Museum, Rio de Janeiro
Paraconstrucción, Itaú Bank, Buenos Aires
NVA, Muestra Colectiva de video, 713 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires

2009
How to draw a cathedral, Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Festival internacional de cine independiente de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Parques extremos, Château CAC, Córdoba, Argentina
Argentina hoy, Banco do Brasil, San Pablo

2008
When things cast no shadows, 5th Berlin Biennial
Tensa Calma, DPM Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador
From panic to power, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles
Monstruos divinos, Frabro Space, Buenos Aires

2007
Violencias, Museo del barrio, New York
Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Goteborg, Sweden
Vertical hold, Punch Gallery, Seattle
Ellensburg Film Festival, Washington
Survey, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia
Cultura y media, Centro Cultural General San Martin, Buenos Aires
SSSSSHHHHH!!!, Centro Cultural de España en Argentina, Buenos Aires
Salto en Alto, Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

2006
Teledivition Show, Film Festival, Romania
Fuerza, Rosa Chancho Gallery, Buenos Aires

2005
Rapido y furioso, Alberto Sendros Gallery, Buenos Aires
Ocultar para ve, Metropolitano Museum, Buenos Aires
Curriculum Cero`05, Ruth Benzacar, Galeria de Arte, Buenos Aires

Grants and Awards
2019
Pollock-Krasner Grant for Artists, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
Beca a la Creación, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires

2015
Braque Award Selection, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires

2014
Site-Specific Award, Distrito audiovisual, Buenos Aires

2011
Itau Cultural Award, First prize, Buenos Aires
Lichter Art Award, First prize, Frankfurt
Kuitca Scholarship, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

2009
arteBA – Petrobras Visual Arts Award, Sixth Edition, Buenos Aires

2005
Curriculum 0, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires

2003
Ultima Bienal Venus, Tandil, Argentina

Bibliography
2020
Cybel, Dalia. “Política del Vertigo,” Ojo de Salvia, December
“Now and Then: Luciana Lamothe in conversation with curator Agustín Pérez Rubio,” arteBA, July

2019
Gerlis, Melanie. “Why size matters at art fairs,” The Financial Times, November 28
Ebony, David. “Three Argentine Visions,” Art In America, February 1

2018
Bell, Vanessa. “Taking it to the limit: In the studio with Luciana Lamothe,” Art Basel, September 6
Palumbo, Gabriel. “Bellos caminos abiertos por el hierro,” Clarín, March 21

2017
Perel, Mariana. “La artista que empezó con un acto de vandalismo,” Clarín, September 18

2016
Quijano, Ana Martínez. “Lamothe marca un quiebre con el arte contemplativo,” Ambito, June 21
Marie Bardet, Marie Frampier, Claudio Iglesias, Manuela Moscoso, Javier Villa, Luciana Lamothe. Luciana Lamothe, Tensión, Kultur Buro with Galleria Alberta Pane and Ruth Benzacar

2014
“The Function of Form: A conversation between Alberta pane and Lucaina Lamothe,” Wall Street International Magazine, November 3
Gómez, Verónica. “Arte: Un acto de fe,” La Nación, May 16
Dourron, Sofía. “Militar y Construir,” Revista Radar, January 12

2011
Trama, Paula. Hacklear La Ciudad,” Revista Mancilla 01
Iglesias, Caludio. “Obra de destrucción masiva,” Revista Radar, May 8

2009
Leandro Tartaglia and Pablo Accinelli. Actividad de uso. Sobre la obra de Luciana Lamothe, Purr Libros
Lucrecia Palacios Hidalgo and Ariadna González Naya. Técnica: video, Olmo Editions

2008
5th Berlin Biennial: When things cast no shadows, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Iglesias, Claudio. “El genio del crimen,” Radar Magazine, September 28

2007
Gil, Cris. “Art clandestino with Luciana Lamothe,” Umelec International Magazine, April

2006
Leopoldo Estol and Ines Katsestein. “Delinquir, los actos de Luciana Lamothe,” Otra Parte Magazine, Number 8

Luciana Lamothe

I’m Burning Here

November 23 – December 20, 2019

This Too Shall Pass

Pablo Rasgado

September 16 – October 28, 2017

Jia & Luciana Lamothe

FREE FUNCTION

July 23 – August 27, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, July 23, 6–8

Luciana Lamothe

ART NEWS

April 17, 2019
Claire Selvin
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Names Winners of $3 M. in Grants, including Luciana Lamothe

Luciana Lamothe

My Art Guides

“45 Artists who Left their Mark in 2018”

Luciana Lamothe

MUTATION

Galerie Alberta Pane

Luciana Lamothe

Art Basel

Vanessa Bell
“Taking it to the limit: In the studio with Luciana Lamothe”

Luciana Lamothe

The Art Newspaper

August 22, 2018
Gareth Harris
“Artists and projects announced for first Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires”

Luciana Lamothe

22 June – 29 October 2017
Place: Contingencies of Use, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo

Art Basel, Miami Beach

Luciana Lamothe

December 3–8, 2019

arteBA

Joaquin Boz, Luciana Lamothe & Pablo Rasgado

May 24 – 28, 2017